James leads the CBI’s Energy & Climate Change team, supporting policy development and campaigns, and speaking on behalf of the CBI and its members. His work included leading the CBI’s campaigning for a UK net-zero emissions target and developing the CBI’s The Low-Carbon 2020s – a Decade of Delivery report.
He joined the CBI in early 2019 from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders where he helped shape the political engagement on Brexit, the switch to low-emission vehicles and the future of diesel. Prior to this he worked in a variety of roles at EDF Energy covering public affairs, media relations and corporate communications. Central to this was political and media engagement surrounding the Final Investment Decision and Government approval for the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power plant in 2017. James also supported efforts to secure life extensions for existing UK nuclear power stations, access to Contracts for Difference auctions for remote island wind projects, and the future of carbon pricing. James has also worked with a range of businesses in several consultancy roles, including campaigns on carbon pricing and European energy policy. James also has a habit of climbing up mountains and regular visits to the European Alps provide a constant reminder of the rapid changes climate change is bringing to our natural environment.
Ed King is international lead, strategic communications at the European Climate Foundation. He was founding editor of Climate Home News, which he ran from 2011-2017. Before climate change intervened he was a journalist and producer at BBC Sport, living in blissful ignorance of climate change, covering rugby, football, horse racing along with the odd game of darts.
Nick Molho has been the Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group since 2014, an organization based in London and comprising around 60 member organizations from many economic sectors with a combined turnover of around £550 billion. He is responsible for the overall management of the Group, including the development of its work programme, its relationships with key political and business stakeholders and its robust representation of member views to government ministers and parliamentarians. He has played a key role in broadening the Group's impact and membership and bringing its influence to bear on areas that are core to the Group’s interest.
Before joining the Aldersgate Group, Nick was Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy at WWF-UK following a career as an environmental and energy lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna, where he spent six years working on commercial energy law for a range of international businesses, regulators and governments.